Sunday, April 25, 2010

We Have A Crawler!!!

The video is a little dark...but still cute!! It's a slow go on the wood floor, but he perseveres.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Signs of Spring...

You know it's spring when....we are planting veggies with the girls...this is our first year starting seeds inside. At our previous house (prior to kids) we had a garden, but I bought starter plants. The girls enjoyed getting their hands dirty and planting the seeds this year. We have carrots, cucumbers, squash, zuchinni, peppers, onion, lettuce, green beans and peas. Now we wait and see what happens. If it is a bust, we will buy some starter plants and go that route. Either way, we had a fun time doing it. :)

the girls even have their own garden gloves

Soccer started yesterday... it was 40 and VERY windy, Hence the winter coats and mittens. Melia did great out on the field.

Play dates at the know it's Michigan when these and the above pics were taken two days apart. Shorts, T's, and 82 one day and winter coats and gloves two days later.

And finally...

What signs of Spring have you stopped to notice lately?

Friday, April 9, 2010

10 Months

2 months away from being 1 year old. Can't believe it. For Parker half of this month was spent battling RSV. Glad to report that he is back to complete health. He is sleeping through the night again and happy during the day. He is weighing 20 1/2 pounds. He lost a little bit of weight being sick, and is now working to gain it back. He has been at 20 pounds for the last two months. He is picking up new little noises and tricks every day. He is trying to imitate everything we do. If the girls are yelling and making noise he is yelling and making noise. He is waving, singing more, and clapping almost every second of the day. His laugh is contagous and make everyone around him smile. His eyes are as blue as the sky on a clear day. They draw people to him when we are walking through a store, that and his smile, which is still a challenge to capture in a picture.
I usually get a version of this serious look...

His cousin Sydney gave us her Leap Frog Activity Table and he LOVES it. He really enjoys standing to play and gets frustrated when he lets go and falls to the ground. He hasn't figured out that he is not stable enough to stand all by himself. :) He works really hard at pulling himself right back up to the table, sometimes accomplishing the goal, sometimes not. If the later happens, then yelling begins until someone comes to help him out. There is always a sister who is willing to stand him back up to the table. :)

It always amazes me how much he takes in and is learning. I love when we ask where someone is and he looks around the room to catch their gaze. He has a love for all things with buttons...cell phones, remotes, laptops etc. He still loves food too, except green beans, which have to be mixed with fruit to get them down. His diet is becoming more solid and less puree every day. He had a can of veggie soup this week and polished off a bread stick at dinner the other night with no problem. Graham crackers are still one of his favorites.

Or the occasional wood bench :)

He is still napping 2 times a day and sleeping 11-12 hours at night. When I lay him in his crib, his arm reaches out until he finds the corner of his blanket, he pulls it in close to his face, and off to dreamland he goes. I find this to be one of the most precious things I have ever seen. I enjoy just watching him as he drifts to sleep. He wakes up happy and will lay in his crib talking until we come and get him. Just love that boy.

Speaking of firsts...getting through the RSV required the first trip to the ER, first x-ray, and first IV. I will be fine if this is the frist and last time we have to experience these events.

He can't be any closer to crawling unless he was actually doing it. He is getting on all fours, rocking, and picking up hands as if to go forward, but has yet to move forward. Now backwards, he is doing that. He is also scooting on his bottom to get where he needs to go. I am sure it is only a matter of days before we will offcially have a crawler in the house. Three moving kids...busy, busy, busy :)

Running after the heart of the Father. Seeking His face in All things. Walking His will out in my life. These are the desires of my heart. Along the way I am a wife and mom who wants to capture memories that will last a life time.